[buug] Are there any commercial Unix users in this group?

Brian Sobolak sobolak at myrealbox.com
Fri May 24 21:10:50 PDT 2002

> i can't speak for HP, having not really handled anything of theirs.

I had to spend a lot of time recently learning how HP peripherals interact with the HP-UX kernel.  The engineering behind the HP equipment was amazing.  I couldn't say that I've looked quite as carefully at Sun or IBM stuff, but the HP disc arrays, high-end machines and storage were really, really impressive.

Of course as someone already mentioned, the problem was that you had to use HP-UX.  I think HP is really making a lot of progress towards having customers run Linux systems, but it will also be second to HP-UX in the near future.  I don't think major corporations are ready to run their 2TB Oracle databases or PeopleSoft apps on Linux yet.

As a funny aside about HP:  when I started there, it took them two days to get me a computer.  Ouch!  Why should it takes two days to give a contractor a computer at a /major computer manufacturer/.  

Brian Sobolak
sobolak at myrealbox.com

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